Adobe published its October 2018 Patch Tuesday updates today and it came with a big surprise. Not one security fix for Adobe Flash Player! Unfortunately, there are 11 vulnerabilities being patched, with two being critical, in Adobe Framemaker, Digital Editions, and Technical Communications Suite.
SpankChain, an adult industry focused cryptocurrency, had $38,000 USD worth of Ethereum stolen due to a smart contract bug. This caused them to their live cam service offline while they fix bugs and restore the stolen money to their users.
A group behind recent Magecart campaigns made a mistake that could have cost thousands of web stores the payment card data of their customers when they checked out.
In Windows 10, Microsoft added a new ransomware protection feature called Controlled Folder Access that can be used to prevent modifications to files in protected folders by unknown programs. At DerbyCon last week, a security researcher has explained a new method that a ransomware can use DLL injection to bypass the Controlled Folder
In Firefox 65, Mozilla is planning on enabling a feature that will display browser subscription notifications directly in the Windows 10 Action Center.
Apple has released a new round of security updates for iOS 12 and iCloud that resolve numerous vulnerabilities. For iOS, these updates resolve two passcode bypasses and for iCloud there are numerous, including critical, vulnerabilities that were fixed.
Google has announced that they are closing the consumer functionality of Google+ due lack of adoption and an API bug that leaked the personal information of up to 500,000 Google+ accounts.
As part of today's Intel's Fall Desktop Launch event, new 9th generation CPUs were announced that include hardware protection for two of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerability variants.
If you normally use the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows 10 to remove temporary and unnecessary files, after installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update you need to be more careful. This is because Microsoft has quietly added the "Downloads" folder as an additional location that files can be removed.
Intel has announced that they are live streaming their 2018 Desktop Launch Tomorrow at 10am EST via the Intel Newsroom. The details are vague other than that they are announcing the "latest PC performance developments from Intel."
Windows 10 October 2018 Update introduced support for WebP image format in Microsoft Edge and it appears that Mozilla is also embracing Google's technology. According to CNET, Mozilla's Firefox browser is finally getting support for Google's WebP image format.
Microsoft has announced that their support agents have the tools to recover the missing files. She further suggested that those users who were missing the files call Microsoft support at +1-800-MICROSOFT for assistance. Unfortunately, when people call them, the agents are not aware of any tools.
The Git Project announced yesterday a critical arbitrary code execution vulnerability in the Git command line client, Git Desktop, and Atom that could allow malicious repositories to remotely execute commands on a vulnerable machine.
Today, Microsoft announced in a support document that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been pulled and you can no longer download the feature update.
Very very quiet week this. Not much new ransomware to report and only released of well known variants like Matrix, Unlock92, and Dharma ransomware infections. The biggest news was the shut down of numerous restaurants that are part of the Recipe Unlimited group and the Kraken Cryptor ransomware being distributed by the Fallout EK.
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